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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN
On Sewnt liett, near H, opposite the General
Post Office, by
LEWIS CLEPHANE & CO.
To city subscribers six and a quarter cents
per week, payable to tbe carriers.
To mall subscribers, three dollars and fifty
cents per atfbum, payable, In advance.
WASHINGTON, D. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1861.
PRICE ONE CENT.
SOUTn CAROLINA THAT ACCI
The Charleston correspondent of tho Phila
delphia Inquirer, (Republican,) writing on
March 8th, gircs the following explanation of
the " accidental " shot fired ot Fort Sumter on
that day :
".On passing down Meeting street late last
night, I saw that the official resilience of Gov
ernor Pickens, and the headquarters of General
Beauregard, were still open and illuminated. I
saw messengers past from one building to tho
other, and imagining that some coup d'etat was
in preparation, I determined to be up early this
morning,andontho lookout for squalls. About
hulf past lour, a boat left the bnttery.containing
General Ilcaurogard and staff, and within an
hour from that timo the guns commenced firing
blank cartridges, and nt about half past six a
ball vas fired, which struck Fort Sumter near
tho gate. I was watching most intently with
my glass, and saw Major Anderson, who had
been watching the whole of tho proceedings,
open hla battery on thnt side. A boat which,
strange to say, was in the most convenient spot
for the purpose was instantly dispatched un
der a flag of truce. Major Anderson mercifully
awaiting its arrival. An apology was made to
him, in which he was assured that the shot was
"purely accidental" tho officer in command
having no idea that the gun contained a ball.
You can take these different facts, in connec
tion with each other, and put upon them your
own construction. Having moved nbout
Charleston a great deal lately, and having
heard the almost unanimously expressed opin
ion that Major Anderson would capitulate on
the first attack. I have no hesitation in saving
that it was a plot, the design of which was to
test his lojalty to his country and his country's
flag. I nm happy to tell you that they are per
fectly satisfied, or rather entirely dissatisfied,
that Major Anderson is neither a coward nor a
traitor. Tho men who expected that he was
of Twiggs's calibre are entirely deceived, and
the promptitude with which he opened his bat
tery this morning proves that traitors need ex
pect no quarter from him.
" I havo heard from the best authority to-day
that General Beauregard considers the artillery
wholly inefficient to rednce Fort Sumter, and
decides that it must be shelled. If ho had any
doubt before, ho must have been convinced
this morning. Singularly enough, it was one
ot tho largest guns on tho Point tbat was ac
cidentally ' discharged this morning, and one
of thoso nearest to Sumter. It only 'grazed
tho skin ' off tho .walls, and was otherwise
Jackson's Reconciliation- with Benton.
Rut the most remarkable case of reconciliation
was that which occurred between Gen. Jackson
and Col. Thomas II. Benton, whose brother
Jesse's bullet Gen. Jackson still carried about
with him, embedded in tho flesh of bis
left arm. " Well," exclaimed Col. Benton, in
ono of his letters of this period, " how many
changes in this life I General Jackson is now
sitting in the chair next to me, and ho took it
for the session. Several Senators saw our situ
ation, and offered mediation. I declined it.
upon the ground that what has happened could
neither be explained, recanted, nor denied. After
this, we wcro put upon tho same committee.
Facing mo ono day, us wo sat in our scuts, ho
said to me, ' Colonel, wo aro on tho same com
mittee i I will give vou notice when it is neces
sary to attend.' (lie was chairman, and had
the right to summon us.) I answered, ' Gene
ral, make the timo to suit yourself; it will ho
convenient for mo to nttencl at uny time.' In
committee wo did business together just as
other persons. After that, ho usked mo how
my wife was, and I asked him how his wilb was.
Then ho called and left his card nt my lodg
ing Andrew Jackson for Col. Benton nndlndy ;
forthwith I called nnd left mine Colonel Ben
ton for (icneral Jackson. Since then wo havo
dined together at several places, and vesterday
at the President's. I made him tho first bow;
he held forth his own baud, and we shook
hands. I then introduced him to my wife, and
thus civil relations aro perfectly established be
tween us. Jackson has gained, sinco ho has
been hero, by his mild and conciliatory man
ner." Pitoi'osED Secession ok a Countv. Tho
Nashvillo (Tenn.) Democrat has tho following :
" Franklin county is ono of the half dozen
in this State in which disunionists were elected.
Tho returns had not well been lodged with
the Secretary of Stato before the disorgunizcrs
offer their first fruits on the altar of secession
nothing moro nor less than tho defection of
tliat county irom tuo atnto, lor ine purpose oi
joining Alubnma. Wo much doubt if that part
of Alabama tuoy oro so anxious to join would
feel flattered bv the ncnuisition the less so
from the fact that North Alabama wants to
join Tennessee, becanso of her late glorious
stand fur tho Union. Hero aro tho resolutions :
" ' Jlesohed, Thtit wo earnestly petition tho
Legislatures of Alabama and 1 en ucssce, I urougli
them, and bv ourselves, and ull other author!
ties that can givo us any aid in the matter, to
chanrra tho lino between the States so as to
transfer tho county of Franklin to the Stato of
Alabama, unless, beforo this can be done, Ten
nessee secedes from tho Union, thereby giving
to us a Government having our consent. And
that copies of this and the next resolution be
sent to the Governors of Alabama and Tennes
see ns early as can be.
" ' llesolced, That, upon tho conditions of
the fifth resolution, we declare ourselves out of
the Union, subject to be ratified by the States of
Alabama and Tennessee, as provided in said
resolution, which wo again earnestly request
may be early attended to.' "
Here wo have secession carried to its full ex
tent. For, if a Stato has a right to secede, why
has not a county the same right ? N. Y. Ex
press. An Oi.ioarciiv. Tbe State of South Carolina
contains 20.007 plantations, containing 4,072,-
651 acres of improved and 12,145,049 acres of
unimproved land valued ut $82,131,C81 ; aver
aging to each, 511 acres.
Tho Government is based on the Constitu
tion of 1790, and tho amendments added to it
at various periods. The right to vote requires
n. freehold of 50 acres in ordinary cases. The
Legislature is elected annually. A Senator
must bo 30 years old, a resident citizen five
years, and if resident in the district, must own
a freehold worth 300 ; if non-resident, 1,000,
Representatives must havo resided in the Stato
three years j if resident in tho district, must
own a freehold of 500 ncros.und 10 negroes, or
real estate worth 160 j if non-resident, must
own renl estate worth 500. The Governor is
chosen by the Legislature, and must havo re
sided in tho State 10 years, and be possessed
of a settled estate worth 1,500. The Lieu
tenant Governor is chosen, and must be quali
fied in like manner.
Tho people do not vote directly for Governor
or for President.
Thera is no middle class in South Carolina.
The population consists (out of the towns, which
aro few) of planters and a sort of peasantry.
The delegates to tho Legislature are fre
quently elected by a dozen voters, (large land
holders,) and tbe affair is not uncommonly set
tled nt the dinner-table.
Trade is considered as not exactly suitable
to a gentleman. Merchants (retail) aro called
" shopkeepers," aud are not upon a social
cnuallty with the planters. Norfolk ( Va.) Her
ald. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. " -Tub
Heavens. Tho planet Mercury may
now be seen a short time after sunset, passing
from its superior conjunction to its greatest
elongation, when it is in its greatest brilliancy.
About twelve or fifteen degrees west of the
Pleiades may bo seen the planet Mars, of in
ferior brilliancy. In the cast may be Been tho
planet Jupiter, in its great brilliancy, being
superior lo any other body in the heavens.
Passing east, by Regulus, and distant about
ten degrees, may be seen the planet Saturn,
also in its greatest brilliancy.
Count Cavour, it is currcntlv stated, has tiro-
posed and been accepted by an English lady
holding a distinguished place at the Court of
Queen Victoria, and whose titlo belongs to a
high grade of nobility. It is added, thnt as soon
as matters are somewhat more settled in Italy,
the marriage will take place.
Love in Death. A few days ago, a young
lady in East Boston, Massachusetts, who had
consented to the last wishes of her lover, sick
with consumption, named William Bicker, to
be united to him before he died, arrived at tho
appointed hour in her bridal robes only to
find that he hud died an hour before.
Proof of Rationality. A man residing
in a neighboring town, at some distanco from
a near relative, received a message ono cold
evening in December to hasten to his residence,
as ho was in a dying state. When bo arrived,
ho was told that his relative was a little better,
but that his reason had entirely left him. The
sick man presently turned his head, saying, in
a faint voice :
"Who 18 that?"
He was informed that it was his relative.
" Oh, ah," said he, " ves. ves. He must be
n-cold. Make him a good warm toddy yes, a
" I guess he ain't crazy," said tho visiter to
tho friends standing round, " he talks very ra
tionally." Colorado and Nevada are Spanish words.
Colorado means colored, generally reddish, nnd
is the name given to several rivers in America.
Nevada means as whito as snow.
A Secret of Eloquence. I owo my suc
cess in lil'o to ono single fact, viz : that at tho
ago of twenty-seven I commenced and con
tinued for yeurs, tho process of daily reading
and speaking upon the contents of some his
torical and scientific book. Theso off-hand
efforts were made sometimes in a corn-field, nt
others in tho forest, and not unfrequently in
some distant barn, with the horse and ox for
my auditors. It is to this early practico in the
great art of all arts that I am indebted for tho
primary aud leading impulses that stimulated
mo forward, and shaped and moulded my entire
subsequent destiny. Improve, then, young
gentlemen, tho superior advantages you hero
enjoy. Let not a day pass without exercising
your power of speech. Thcro is no power like
that of oratory. Cresar controlled men by ex
citing their fears ; Cicero, by captivating their
affections and swaying their passions. The in
fluence of tho one perished wjlh its author, that
of the other continues to this day. Henry Clay.
Brief out Sufficient. A Boston corres
pondent (a lawyer of thirty years' standing)
of tho Portlaud "Argus" has tho following:
"Judge Curtis was engaged as counsel lor a
client in a patent case, (tho matter relating to
a certain machine for burring wool.) Tho case
had been long been contested, aud various de
cisions had been given, chiefly in favor of the
client of Judge Curtis. A motion was mudo
for an injunction against tho uso of the plain
till a patent Judge Curtis being for the plain
tiff, but making no argument to sustain the mo
tion beyond tho mere reiteration of certain ad
mitted facts. The defendant's counsel occupied
severul days of the attention of the court in re
ply to the motion. Ho was so loquacious
made, as ho thought, such a mighty spread us
to lead himself to supposo that ho must prevail
upon tho court to reject the motion. Ho con
cluded his speech, whereupon, Judge Curtis
"'Muvit pleaso vour Honor, I have heard
all tho remarks of my learned brother, but I do
not think it is necessary to say anything in re
ply.' "Judge Curtis took up his hat and umbrella,
and left the court. The motion for an injunc
tion was grunted."
The Aie of Fortv-Six. Thomas Hood died
nt tho ago of forty-six, at tho very moment when
he had excited thegreatestexpectations. 'Ibero
seems to bo a fatality at this period of life for
a certain class of intellects, nearly as great as
that which has rendered the age of thirty-seven
dangerous to the. higher ranks of artistic ge
nius to Kaphael, to Mozart, lo uurns, to uyron.
His the graud climacteric of a soldier's aud the
statesman's life. At forty-six, Pitt gave up the
ghost, and passed away in tho prime of his
power. At forty six, Napoleon lost tho battle
of Waterloo, and ended his career. At forty
six, Wellington won that battle, and may bo
said almost to have commenced his civil career.
At forty-seven, Nelson's hour had cotno at Tra
falgar. In literature, we find that Spenser died
at at forty-six, Addison at forty-seven, Gold
smith at forty-six, Hood at forty-six.
Harvard College. The Massachusetts
Legislature has chosen for overseers of Har
vard College, Messrs. H.B. Wheelwright of Bos
ton, Thomas Russell of Taunton, Asa French
of Bralntree, F. W. Crocker of Barnstable, and
A. A, Miver of Boston,
George B. Lipscomb Is our authorized agent
for Georgetown. Subscriptions and fdvertise
ments may be left at his store, No. 113 High
street. The paper will be promptly delivered to
"Now let thoe tijuu wlio ne'er Insured before,
Anil lhoe who Lave, let them insure tbe more."
Tho Potomac Fire Insurance Company
of Georgetown, D. C,
CltAItTEItl-.n 11 V OONURK88, IPII.
STOCKHOLDERS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE!
THE Stockholders and Directors embrace many
of the most wealthy and respectablo citizens
of this District.
JOHN MARBURY, President.
HENRY KINO, Secretary.
AMOS HUNT, Travelling Agent.
Office and residence No. 51 North A street,
Capitol Hill. Box 454. City Post Office. Orders
attended to Immediately. Losses paid promptly.
Care (ot home, and horn will care for us.
THE ROYAL TURKISH TOWELS.
Bathing Sponges, Velvet Sponges, Bath
Brown Windsor Soap, Honey Soaps.
Lubln's Soaps and Extracts.
Genuine German Cologne, all sizes, wick
ers and plain bottles.
Bazln'i Soaps and Extracts.
Phalon's Soaps and Extracts.
Pomades of all kinds.
Hair Tonics, Ac.
With a full assortment of new Perfumery.
Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Brushes.
Fresh Medicines, Pure Chemicals, Ac
Just received ut OILMAN'S
New Drug Store, 350 Penn. Av.
Congress, Empire, Saratoga, Bedford, Blui
Lick, and White Sulphur Waters, always os
bund, as above. dec 3
391 renn. av., between Four-
and-a-halj and Sixth its.,
Importer and wholesale dealer in
WINE, BRANDY, GIN, CORDIAL, &c
DRUGGISTS, Grocers, and Liquor Dealers,
will find It to their advantage to give me a
call. I will stll the goods direct from the Uus-tom-House
at New York prices.
Old Cincinnati Rye Whisky always on band,
with a choice assortment of Wines, Brandies,
Gins, Cordials ic. dec 3 3m
Massachusetts Clear Mess Pork
For sale low by
FROWNING A KEATINO,
Fern .nvenne, near Sixth street.
IN tho fifth ward, n Two Story and Attic Frame
House, containing eight Rooms, within three
or four minutes' walk of the Capitol, on East
Capitol street; No. 108. Rent, $10.50 per month.
Inquire of II. L. THOMAS, Third street east,
No. 4U8, or of ihe undersigned, corner of High and
Bridge streets, Georgetown,
mar 7 tf T. J. HCKSLER.
ATHREE-story Brick House, containing eight
rooms, in good order, with gas fixtures com
plete, on II street, between Fourth and Filth.
Also, a two-story brick COTTAGE, with largo
yard attached, comer of F street north nnd Four
teenth street east. To punctual nnd reliable
tsnunts the terms will be moderate. Apply at
HO Twelfth street, between G and II.
Chartered by Congress.
THE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COM
PANY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
offers to the Property Owners of the District the
cheapest nnd as safe means of Insurance against
Loss by Fire, as any other Company, as will ap
dear by an examination of Its principles.
The fact that all of the Insurance Companies
of the District are declaring large dividends to
their stockholders, at once shows the great
profit on their premiums, and the consequent
caving to persons Insuring with this Company.
ULYSSES WARD, President.
CHARLES WILSON, Secrttary.
MATUEW G. EMERY, Treasurer.
ULYSSES WARD, JOHN VAN RISWICK,
JOHN DICKSON, MATUEW G. EMERY,
T. J. MAailUDER, J. C. McKELDEN,
Office adjoining (north) the Bank of Wash
Ington. nov 26
O. II. MUNOK,
No. 496 Sixth street, south of Pennsylvania avenue,
WASHINGTON, D. O.
All work left at this Bbop over six months will
bo sold In order to pay for repairs,
feb 15 lm
V. O. BERRY,
TIN, COPPER, & SHEET IRON J
No. 487 Seventh street, between D and E struts,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
feb 20 6m
TnE BEST ASSORTMENT EVER OFFERED
IN THIS CITY
TnOSE who desire to select from new patterns,
with the advantage of a reduction In prices,
will call early and examine.
Wo would also call the attention of persons
about Introducing gas Into their dwellings to our
increased facilities, and consequent low prices,
for this branch of our trade.
Inviting all who desire their work done
promptly, and free from gas leakages, to call at
269 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth and
Eleventh streets, south side.
nov 20 J. W. THOMPSON A CO.
THE UNION WILL STAND, NO MATTER
WHO'S PRESIDENT I
CONSEQUENTLY, I shall remain in Wash
ington, and continue to pursue my occu
pation of HOUSE, SIGN, aud ORNAMENTAL
PAINTING. Gilding In nil Its branches. Old
Glazing promptly attended to. Painting and
Ornamenting Cottage Furniture in the best
style. I also call attention to the Painting of
Roofs nnd Brick Walls.
All of the above I will do as cheap as the
cheapest. I therefore solicit tho patronage of
my friends and fellow citizens of the District.
Punctuality strictly observed, and work done In
the best manner.
Ynu will please mind your stops, and stop at
M. T. PARKER'S Painting Establishment, Nc. 63 1
6311 63111 Louisiana avenue, north sl'lc, be
tween Sixth nud eventh streets.
P. S. Signs put up free of charge, as usual.
CANDLES AND OIL.
20 cases Paralfino Candles.
20 boxes Sperm Candles.
CO boxes Adamantine Candles.
50 boxes Hotel Candles.
1 cask Coal Oil, for burning.
Lard, Whale and Sperin Oil.
Just received, aud for sale by
12. E. WHITE A CO.,
No. 03 Louisiana avenue, bet. Sixth
and SeTcntb streets, opposite Bask
dec 15 of Washington.
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH PICKLES,
Chow enow, !..
PICCOLILLY, I English.
White and Brown ONIONS, j
Worcestershire S-iuce, Soycr's Sultana, Read
ing, Harvey, and Anchovy SAUCES.
or sale by Jfci-BE u. WIL.SUN,
327 Pa. av., betweea Hxth and Seventh
nov 20 streets, south side.
337 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite JJroien's Hotel,
, WATCHMAKER & JEWELLER,
Recommends himself to the public in general to
do all kinds of work in his line, and guaranties
tho same. Charges low feb 15
NEW PAPER-HANGING STORE.
Importer awl Venter in
French, English, and American Paper
Hangings and Window Shadss,
No. 365 New York av., bet. 10th aLd 11th sts.,
All work personally attended to and satisfac
torily guarantied. fell 18 6m
FENWICK & STEWART,
SAWED & SPLIT WOOD,
And Coals of all hinds,
ALSO keep constantly ou band Building Ma
terial:, such us
LIME, PLASTER, CEMENT,
ASPHALTUM, WHITE A BROWN SAND,
HAIR, NAILS, Ac, GRAVEL.
Office, west side of Seventh street, nt Canal
Bridge feb 16 3m
Champagne Wines and Brandies.
Qj- BA&KLTS HKIDSIEC'K UHAMI'AGNK.
A'-) 25 baskets of the celebrated Cliquot Wine.
12 dozen lino o'd Champagne Brandy.
12 dozen fine old Loudon Dock Brandy.
8 quarter casks very fino delicate Palo
Sherry, imported direct by us.
la store, and for sale by
E. E. WHITE A CO.,
No. 63 Louisiana avenue, between
Sixth nud Seventh streets, opposite
dec 15 Bank of Washington.
JOSEPH GERHARDT'S, Gerruanla Hotel and
J Restaurant, No. 316 O street, between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth streets.
Refreshments of all kinds. Also, tbe finest
Oysters, in every stylo; French, Hungarian,
Rhein, and Moselle Wines, Champagne, Bol
linger, Mumm, and Heidsiek; with the best of
other Liquors. nov 30
Wines, Brandies, &c.
Choice Old Madeira, DufT Gordon Sherry,
Old LD Port, Fine Table Madeira,
Old Caraequedo Sherry, Superior Brandies,
Fine Old India Madeira, (a very superior article,
not usually found in this market.)
Congress Water. For sale low by
BROWNING A KEATINQ,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
D"S. LOCKWOOI) A DAUIiULI, are prepared
to Insert TEETH on VULCANITE IIAtIK
a new and improved mode. When made on this
plan, they are comfortable to wear, and much
cheaper than any oilier. Also, Teeth inser'ed on
Gold plate, and all Deulal operalionsof any kind
that may be desired. Otlie-c room, No. 5, in the
Washington Building, corner o( Pennsylvania
avenue and Scieutti street. feb 15 3m
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
No. 501 Seventh street, cvosite Odd Fellows Hall,
WASHINGTON, D. O.
All work executed with neatness and dispatch,
feb 15 lm
Fine Family Groceries, Teas, &c.
Ray's, Welch's, and Bond's Family Flour.
New Virginia and Pennsylvania Buckwheat.
Fresh Corn Meal.
Choice Goshen Butter.
Prime Leaf Lard.
Choice Green and Black Teas.
New Sugar-cured Family Hums.
Just received and for sale low by
BROWN1NJ & K-AT1NO,
353 Penu. avenue, near Six,tu street.
HAMS I HAMS 1 1
I" HAVE In store Maryland New HAMS, sugar
i. cured, prepared for family use.
JESSE II. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between Sixth and Seventh
nov 26. streets, south cWe.
DR. W. J. ORAIGEN,
CORNER OF SEVENTH AND I STREETS,
Washington, D. C.
Prescriptions carefully compounded at alt hours,
feb 10 6m
INTERESTING to Office seekers, Office holders,
and Everybody Else. If you want an office,
buy a nice 8 jit of Clothes from SMITH, No. 460
If you want to have an office, buy a nice suit
of Clothes from SMITH, No. 460 Seventh street.
If you wish to look nice, buy a suit of Clothes
at SMITH'S anyhow.
HOUSES FOR RENT. A desirable brick res
idence, 410 Thirteenth street, between G
and II streets, containing eight rooms; alio, a
House situated on Twentieth street, between M
and N streets, containing six rooms. Key next
door, or apply at W. RUTHERFORD'S Marble
Yard, on E street, between Twelfth and Thir
teenth streets. Terms moderate, feb IB lm
ALL IN WANT of Clothing shou'd not fall to
call on Smith, No. 4C0 Seventh street, to
buy their goods, as he will tell them bargains,
teb 28 Gm
490 Seventh street,
YOU can find a complete assortment of House
keeping Hardware, Cutlery, bilver-plated
Ware, Britannia, Block Tin, and Japanned Ware,
Door Mats, Table Mats, Feather Dusters, Clocks,
and ail tbe useful articles for Housekeeping,
together with .Ladies' Satchels, Card Cases,
Purse:,, Fans, Combs, Brushes, Baskets, Ac,
Ac., all selected with great care, bought for
cash, and will be sold at the very lowest prices
Purchasers will do well to remember
House-FurnlAhlng Store, No. 490 Seventh street,
THOMAS K. URAY,
D street, between Seventh and Eighth streets,
nov 26 Washington, D. O.
Hard Times Low Prices.
MR. II. STRAUS, 385 Seventh street, between
II and 1 streets, keeps constantly on hand
a largo assortment of Olothiery and general Fur
nishing Goods, which he offers to the citizens of
Washington and strangers visiting our city nt the
lowest Ctwh prices.
His foi mer customers are earnestly solicited to
continue their generous, patrunage, for which be
returns his siucere thanks. feb 16 6m
Itij the Soy, Week, or Month, with or without
i; RS. M. A. MILLS, having taken and fitted
l 1 ui), in handsome style, that large and
pleasant house, No. 604 Pennsylvania avenue,
third door east of Third street, between tbe St.
Cbarlcs Hotel find Adams's Express Office, near
tbe Capitol nnd railroad depot, Is now prepared
to accommodate Transient or Permanent Guests
with pleasant rooms, with or without Board,
A'o. 3C8 Sixth St., bei'Keen (J and H sts.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
1JMIE3H CAKES every day; Candies of all
kinds ; Wedding cakes, Fancy akes, Pyra
mids of nil kinds aud tizes, Charlotte Rus-e,
Bluuc Mange, and Jellies, made to order. Par
lies, Suppers, Balls, Excursions, Weddings, nnd
other entertainments, furnished ou the a'ost rea
sonable ttrms. Ico Cream nud Wuter Ices', $1.25
per gallon. feb 16 Cm
EW MESS MACKEREL, to., Ac.
i 5 Barrels New No. 1 Mess Mackerel.
20 barrels Large New No. 1 Mackerel.
100 Halves, Quarters, and Eighths Barrels New
Mess aud No. 1 Mackerel.
5,000 pounds Large Fat Codfish.
6 tierces No. 1 Salmon.
25 kits No. 1 S lmon.
60 boxes Scaled Herrings.
200 barrels No. 1 -t. John's Alcwires.
200 barrels No. 1 GiUbed Herring.
For sale by E. E. WHITE A CO.,
No. 63 Louisianr. areaue, bet. Sixth
and Seventh streets, opposite Batik
dec 15 of Washington.
SOUTHERN MEDICAL HOUSE.
DR. SIIUMAN has, after an experience of ten
yeais, established the above refuge from
quackery, self-lubclltd Indian or German doc
tors, and preteuders of witchcraft aud Impostors
This Is the only place where a sure and speedy
cure can bo obtained In the world tor all improp
er aud evil habits, gonorrhea, gleet, seminal
weakness, syphilis, primary, secondary, and ter
tiary, organic weakness, pains in the 1 ins, stric
tures, general debility, prostration, nervousness,
restless nights, palpilatiun of the heart, ringing
in the ears, loss of memory, confiiiiou, me an
cboly, affections uf thu head, throat, nose, and
skin, and all those peculiar disorders arising
from the iudlscrctiun of jouth, rendering them
unfit for either business, study, society, or mar
riage. Dr S. has the greatest remedies In tho known
world for diseases of the blood, gonorrhea, gleet,
strictures, s.iphills, seminal weakness, self-abuse,
Ac. There is no caso In which they fall to cure
in from 3 to 0 days.
Viclims of these horriblo complaints, who
would wUh to be valuable men and ornaments
to society, should embrace the earliest opportu
nity for relief.
Dr. Shuman has made Ihe rast complete ar
rangements for the comfort of bis patients who
come f.om a dittunce. They will bo furnished
wilh the most pleasant and agreeable quarters,
necessary diet, and made as comfortable at they
would be at a first-class hotel at less than half
Do not forget the name and number. Dr Shu
man's office is on the corner of Sixth street and
Pennsylvania avenue, Clarendon Hotel, opposite
tin- Natioual Hotel, Washington, D. O.
Per oils ut a distance should euclose stamp
for return postage. Office hours, 0 A. M. to 10
Various parties have been enticed from my
institution by certain swindlers on back streets
in this city, who will rue It till the day of their
death. A word to the wise Is sufficient.
feb 22 ly
No. 606 Eleventh street, between Pennsylvania ave
nue and E street.
ALL kinds of Ladles' Garments, Dresses,
Cloaks, Mantelets, Sacks, Zouave Jackets,
Ac, 4c, cut and made to order, by every fash
ion plate, in the latest Paris and London stylet,
at the shortest notice. dec 3 3m
BLUE BOOK. In
formation as to 'all
the Offices In the country, and salary. 37 con
tains tbe same matter as the Great Blue Book
costinir $3 50. Omitting tbe names which ara
not necessary. Catalogue of Curiosities at Patent
Office. Litt of Patent . Old books bought and
old. Catalogue furnished.
ALFRED HUNTER, Book'eller,
feb 26 lmo Wlllards' Hotel Square.
MONET 1 MONEY 11 MONEY!!!
368 D8IiEET- 368
I WILL give for good cast-off clothing ths high
est cash prices to gold. All kinds wanted.
Call before selling elsewhere. I also have a large
stock of nl e new clothing, which I am selling at
extreme low prices for CASH. All, therefore,
who hare good clothes for sale can get the high
est cash price here, and buy at the lowest, as I
buy and sell for caih.
Come and see. No. 368 D street, between
Ninth and Tenth. feb 18 ly
House Decoratori & Upholsterers.
We would respectfully notify all in
want of an Upholsterer or Paper Hang
er that we are prepared to execute all
work intrusted to us In the mot supe
rior manner anl on the shortest possi
ble notice. All work done by ns is
under our owu Immediate supervision,
and saiisf.:ctlon is guaranled In every
case. JOSEPH T. K. PLANT A CO.,
350 D St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
Refer to Messrs. Louis F. Perry A
Co., Dcilrrs in Carpets, Oil-cloths, Ac,
corner of Ninth street and Pennsylvania
avenuj. feb 26 ly
BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTORY.
TLE subscriber has the pleasure of informing
bis friends and former customers that he Is
engaged In the Boot aud Shoe manufacturing
business with au cntiro new stock, such as
Melics' French Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, Pumps,
Ac, wilh a superior stock of Lemolnes' French
Calf-skins, nud all other materials for the manu
facture of Gentlemen's fine Boots and Shoes, pur
chased for Cash, and will be made op by the
best workmen, and sold at the Lowest Cash
Prices, for Cash only.
To my former patrons, it Is useless to lay any
thing of my qualifications for the business I have
again embarked la. To them, and the publlo
generally, I will only say, I can at all times be
found at home, and ready to wait on them. The
one-price rule will be strictly adhered to. Give
me a call. JOHN MILLS, Agent,
Fashionable Boot and Shoe-maker, No.
50 1 Pennsylvania avenue, betweea the
St. Charles Hotel and Adams's Ex
press Office, formerly under Brown's
P. S. I have no Interest in, or connection with,
any other store than the one I am in, No. 504
Pennsylvania avenue. J. M.
MRS. C. OCKSTADT, 470 Ninth street, be
tween D nnd E streets, Informs the public
that she Is prepared to supply them with Meat,
Vegetab'es, and articles used in the preparation
of oups, of good quality and at low ptices.
Prospectus of the Republican Era.
Washington, D. C, December, 1860.
The undersigned have commenced tbe publica
tion, ia this city, of a weekly newspaper, called
the Republican Era.
It is printed on a largo sheet, 27 by 42 Inches,
and is turnished at the low prices stated below.
It will coutaln all the original matter of tho
dally National Republican, with the exception of
local news not Interesting to country subscribers.
It will give full reports of the proceedings
of Congress, and of the other departments of tho
It will contain all the news of the day, foreign
and domestic, markets, Ac, Ac, ns well as an
u riginal correspondence from ail parts of the
c0 untry. The miscellaneous department will re
cei, -e special attention, and, In all respects, thi
elTort "ill be made to establish the character of
the ltp.'iblican Era as a
In politic", the" pa;"" Republican, sus
taining the Ii'coralng Ae..n'iul,tr&tlon of Mr- L'n
coin, but disclaiming, bowt' "J-Ptensloo
to be tho organ of the President ' , ..
There is no other Republican p."001", ? S
District nf Columbia, or in the vicinity o. ' ,
it Is believed that receut events have openeu
such a paper an important sphere of useful ei
fort. The time has come, when the actual ad
m'nistrutlon of the Government upon Republican
principles will explode the misrepresentations
which havo made those principles so distasteful
to the .-outb.
But it is not only here, and in this vicinity,
that the projectors of tho Republican Era
hope to make it useful. To the whole country
they offer a journal which will discuss national
politics from a national standpoln, and which
will never bo swerved from pitriotle duty by any
overpowering pressure of local interest.
Ono copy, ono year . $2.00
Three copies, one year o-U0
Five copies, one year - - - - 7)00
Ten copies, one j ear - 12.QQ,
Twenty copies, one year ... 20.00
One copy, six months .... 1,00
Five copies, six months ... 3,50
Ten copies, six months ... 6.00
Twenty copies, six months ... 10.00
Payments always In advance.
When aClub ot subscribers has been forward
ed, additions may be made to It on the same
terms. It is not necessary tbat the subscribers
to n Club should receive their papers at the sums
Money may be forwarded by mall, at our risk.
Large amounts can be remitted in drafts on Bos
ton, New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore;
smaller amouuts In gold, or In notes of solvent
W. J. MDRTAGH A CO.,
Republican Era, IFajAmytoo, D. C.
Those of our exchanges publishing the above
conspicuously three times iu the inside form of
their paper, and forwarding a marked copy to
this office, will receive our dally In exchange
until the end of the ensuing session of Congress,
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